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Windsor Eye View of Autumn 2016 – Connecticut’s Oldest Town

Posted on October 27, 2016

  Write-Up & Photos by Jacqueline Bennett newsandviewsjb.com     Windsor, Connecticut is the state’s first English settlement, a fact the town proudly notes with the motto “First in Connecticut- First for our Citizens”. Settled in 1633, Windsor is home to the nation’s oldest Congregational Church. Oliver Ellsworth of Windsor, was a Founding Father who helped craft the Constitution and served as the third Chief Justice of the United States – his Windsor homestead is a National Historic Landmark.       Among the towns of the Connecticut valley where fertile fields with rich soil have produced cigar tobacco for years, Windsor is situated at the confluence of the Connecticut and Farmington Rivers. Its largest park is Northwest Park where a tobacco museum is…

“Walk of Light” in Windsor, Connecticut to Commemorate 15th Anniversary of 9/11

Posted on September 9, 2016

Write-Up & Photos by Jacqueline Bennett newsandviewsjb.com (Photos from 2011)   It is hard to believe that this Sunday will mark the 15th anniversary of the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks against the United States. Among the commemorations being held across the country, the town of Windsor, Connecticut will host the “Walk of Light”.   In memory of the souls lost to the attack, approximately 3,000 paper luminaries will line the historic Windsor Town Green located in Windsor, Center. Decorated by local students and community members, each bag has been inscribed with the name of an individual whose life was taken. As dusk falls, glow sticks will illuminate the bags creating a seemingly endless flow of light spanning the green.        …